Frigidaire is one of the most popular manufacturers of air conditioning units on the market, and the FRA106CV1 has not disappointed. Designed specifically to fit into smaller window spaces, this unit is compact in design. It does however include pleated side panels that can be extended to fit any size window. Its cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU makes it perfect for rooms up to 500 square feet, and several additional features will add to your convenience.
The Frigidaire FRA106CV1 is not only excellent at keeping the air inside cool, it is also fitted with an anti-bacterial mesh filter to reduce bacteria, odors and other airborne particles than can cause allergy symptoms. Knowing when this filter needs a clean is a breeze because the manufacturers have added an alert to let you know when it needs doing.
Once the desired temperature has been set, the unit will show this on a digital display and automatically works to keep the air at a comfortable level. You can also benefit from 3 different fan speeds, a remote control for ease of use, and an automatic sleep mode that will gently raise the temperature without keeping you awake.
What We Liked
- Compact yet Versatile Design
Designed to be installed in a window, the FRA106CV1 is also equipped with side pleated panels that can be extended to fit any size window.
- Energy Efficient
Energy Star Rated, this unit will not break the bank in terms of electricity bills. It also has a low voltage start-up which helps conserve energy.
- Advanced Comfort
This air conditioner has a unique 8 way directional control, which means the cool air can be directed anywhere you are in the room.
- Ease of Use
Included is a remote control which also acts as a thermostat. It’s possible to set the temperature from a distance, and the remote will then send a signal to the unit at 3 minute intervals – a unique feature to this model.
- Cleaner Air
As an added feature, this window air conditioner is fitted with an anti-bacterial mesh filter for cleaner air.
What We Didn't Like
- Noise Issues
On its highest setting, the FRA106CV1 does emit a fair bit of noise. However, there are not many manufacturers (if any) that offer silent operation with air conditioners and there have been no complaints when in use overnight.
- Condition on Arrival
Some consumers have had issues with damage when the unit arrives. However, this is due to shipping as oppose to Frigidaire.
The Frigidaire FRA106CV1 is perfect for rooms up to 500 square feet and will fit in just about any window. Unlike many other models in this price bracket you can expect many additional features, and the remote control and digital displays add to ease of use.
The anti-bacterial mesh filter will keep the air clean, and if necessary the FRA106CV1 can also dehumidify a fairly respectable amount of 3 pints of moisture an hour. For the money, we consider this unit very good value.
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
925 Watt, 8.8 Amp